Hire a Pro Advice: Replace Kitchen Countertops

Get help finding a carpenter or installation service to replace kitchen countertops.

By Gene and Katie Hamilton

Many of the large home centers and lumber yards offer an "Installed Price" for the kitchen countertops that they sell. The turnkey service is popular for consumers who don't have the time or can't find references. The service is added revenue for a retailer who can control the delivery and installation of products sold to their consumers.

Another choice is a carpenter who has the skills and tools to install woodwork, countertops, molding, paneling, flooring, shelving, built-ins, windows and any other wood trim or ornaments in a house. A carpenter usually knows the intricacies of house construction because he/she has come up through the ranks of the trade and evolved and perfected using woodworking tools and techniques. They advertise in local newspapers, the "Yellow Pages" and often you'll find a business card offering carpentry services in hardware stores, lumberyards and home centers. Online you can find a carpenter to install countertops by using a contractor referral service or type "install countertops in (your city)" in the search box of a search engine like Yahoo, Google or Bing.